Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Money, money, money

People may  not understand the amount of dollars it takes to attempt to be a professional actor. Lemme just tell you, it takes a small fortune. Here is a small list of things to help you get the picture:

  • headshots which cost hundreds out here
  • sheet music
  • printing headshots, resumes, and sheet music
  • audition clothes
  • voice lessons
  • coaching sessions for your big auditions
  • rehearsal pianists
  • acting classes
  • workshops with casting directors which are the best way to get in front of them
  • broadway shows to stay in the loop

The list goes on, my friends. The list goes on. Now add cost of living.

On my limited budget, it's annoying/frustrating. Some days I wish I had a sponsor to help a lady out, but it's nice to know I'm making it work on my own like a big girl. You know, satisfaction. 

If I'm ever need some inspiration I turn to this video to keep me going.

Bernadette kills it. She had the flu, you guys. Sometimes her voice is a little grating on my eardrums, but not this time. She makes me bawl.She even does her classic Bernadette shimmy! If I can someday inspire someone like this does me, I will continue to shell out the few dollars I have to make it happen. 

To those of you who are thinking about moving out here, start saving now. 

The church of theater is true. Amen. 


  1. At least you can write most of that off... Is that ANY consolation?

  2. I would like to are my testimony, that I too believe in the church of theater. I also believe that one's testimony in said church can be fostered through a backwards commitment to choose buying a ticket to a show over buying food.
    Valuable time in the city but don't suffer too long.

  3. Too bad I live too far away to be your rehearsal pianist :). We'd have so much fun!

  4. I saw Bernadette couple three years ago from the balcony near the stage, and I could tell she had thought through every muscle, every second. Maybe the most complete/flawless performance I have ever seen.